Bell Park

  • 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60634 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Amanda Burke
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5008

Located in the Montclare Community (on Oak Park Avenue, midway between Belmont & Diversey Avenues), Bell Park covers almost 4 acres and has a small fieldhouse. Outside, the park features two junior baseball fields, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, and a playground with a spray feature.

Recreation includes dodgeball, flag- or Frisbee-football, Foosball, gymnastics, kickball, seasonal sports, and soccer. Cultural programming includes Fun with Food, arts & crafts, jewelry-making, paper craft, and water color painting. Socialization skills / friendship-building includes Pre-Teen Club and Table Games.

Tot / preschoolers can enjoy a variety of fun, educational, and recreational programs—which includes the only summer play camp (for ages 4-5) in the Montclare area. From Fun & Games, Play Group, Preschool, and Storytime to Kids Fitness, seasonal sports, soccer, t-ball, and tumbling. The 3-yr.-old preschool is also offered with a 3-yr.-old playgroup. There is even a Mom & Tot arts & crafts class (for ages 18-36 months with their parent/caregiver).

The six-week summer camp is a big hit with youth (ages 6-12). The teen art camp designed a mural, which is on the east side of the fieldhouse, showing the different seasons at Bell Park.

History

Bell Park takes its name from Major General George Bell, Jr. (1859-1926), who led American troops in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine Insurrection of 1903. Bell also commanded the 33rd, or Prairie, Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War I, and won the Distinguished Service medal for his efforts. Bell Park is among the thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District. Established in 1911, the park district was one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District purchased land for the park in 1927 at the request of the Mont Clare Boosters Improvement Association, which hoped to raise land values in the surrounding neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, citizens petitioned for the installation of a fieldhouse. They had a long wait. Although the Northwest District built a playground, shelter house, and wading pool before 1930, a fieldhouse was not constructed until 1954, almost 25 years later.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Bell Diamond Baseball

Bell Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Fieldhouse

Bell Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Hours: ,

Bell Soccer Field Youth

Bell Soccer Field Youth

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Clubrooms

Bell Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Playground

Bell Playground

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Tennis Courts

Bell Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Volleyball

Bell Volleyball

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Bell Spray Pool

Bell Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Bell 102480InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$21.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Bell 129096Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Crafting at Bell 102873InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2015/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Fun and Games at Bell 121635InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 17:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Bell 103246InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2015/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Kiddie College at Bell 103291InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
$61.00
Kiddie College at Bell 103290InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9:30am to Noon
$41.00
Little Artists at Bell 129095InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 17:00From April 1, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Painting at Bell 103754InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2015/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Painting at Bell 103755InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Play School at Bell 121636InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$21.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Bell 104142InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to May 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Table Games at Bell 104335OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 20:15From April 1, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$0
Trash to Treasure at Bell 129097InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Young Scientist at Bell 104769InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Bell 116174CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$299.00
Play Camp at Bell 117492CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$104.00
Sports Camp at Bell 117649CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$41.00

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Located in the Montclare Community (on Oak Park Avenue, midway between Belmont & Diversey Avenues), Bell Park covers almost 4 acres and has a small fieldhouse. Outside, the park features two junior baseball fields, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, and a playground with a spray feature.

Recreation includes dodgeball, flag- or Frisbee-football, Foosball, gymnastics, kickball, seasonal sports, and soccer. Cultural programming includes Fun with Food, arts & crafts, jewelry-making, paper craft, and water color painting. Socialization skills / friendship-building includes Pre-Teen Club and Table Games.

Tot / preschoolers can enjoy a variety of fun, educational, and recreational programs—which includes the only summer play camp (for ages 4-5) in the Montclare area. From Fun & Games, Play Group, Preschool, and Storytime to Kids Fitness, seasonal sports, soccer, t-ball, and tumbling. The 3-yr.-old preschool is also offered with a 3-yr.-old playgroup. There is even a Mom & Tot arts & crafts class (for ages 18-36 months with their parent/caregiver).

The six-week summer camp is a big hit with youth (ages 6-12). The teen art camp designed a mural, which is on the east side of the fieldhouse, showing the different seasons at Bell Park.

Bell Park takes its name from Major General George Bell, Jr. (1859-1926), who led American troops in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine Insurrection of 1903. Bell also commanded the 33rd, or Prairie, Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War I, and won the Distinguished Service medal for his efforts. Bell Park is among the thirteen parks created by the Northwest Park District. Established in 1911, the park district was one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District purchased land for the park in 1927 at the request of the Mont Clare Boosters Improvement Association, which hoped to raise land values in the surrounding neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, citizens petitioned for the installation of a fieldhouse. They had a long wait. Although the Northwest District built a playground, shelter house, and wading pool before 1930, a fieldhouse was not constructed until 1954, almost 25 years later.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.